For individual research help, schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian.
Your research topic needs to be specific and arguable. The resources listed above will help you learn more about your topic and identify ways to focus.
To make your topic more specific, here are some things to look for as you're reading. You could focus by:
After you have a more specific topic in mind, the resources linked above can also help you identify arguments. Look for:
As you read, write down important ideas and concepts. These are your KEYWORDS; you will likely continue to find more keywords as you do your research. You will use these terms to do more effective searches.
1. Type in your topic or "Browse Issues."
2. Look for "Viewpoints" related to your topic.
These "Viewpoints" can give you ideas for how to frame your argument.